Re: TheGodBen Revisits Deep Space Nine
I had thought I read somewhere that TPTB weren't exactly thrilled with the performance of the actress playing Opaka and this was how they chose to deal with it.
Maybe Opaka's departure deserved more fanfare, but OTOH it kind of raises the stakes for the series when they ditch a major character in a "non-event" episode. There's also the "realistic death" angle...not everyone gets to die in a way that matters on a galactic scale.
It was the best of Trek, it was the worst of Trek...
"If I lean over, I leave myself open to wedgies, wet willies, or even the dreaded Rear Admiral!"